In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan gives an introduction on composition. She briefly covers the fundamental building blocks of music composition: melody, major/minor scales, blue scales melody, harmony, consonance, dissonance, tonic class chord types, dominance and sub dominance class chords.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book is a step-by-step guide to writing music. It includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames. It is the perfect complement to The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory and includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools